What to do this weekend – August 14-16

Take a virtual trip around the world, shop for fresh produce at a public market, discover uncrowded hiking trails and plan an outing on one of our scenic bike trails… One thing is for sure. This weekend, there won’t be a dull moment in the Eastern Townships!

A wonderful hike far from the crowds…

Have you heard of Mont Bélanger? It’s a beautiful mountain in Saint-Robert Bellarmin, close to the Canada-United States border. Our collaborateur, Simon Diotte, recently took a trip to this relatively unknown corner of the Townships and his blog – Travelling to the other end of the Eastern Townships - describes his impressions.

Another great hiking area is Mont Singer, situated in the Réserve naturelle des montagnes vertes (The Green Mountain Natural Reserve) near Mansonville. Another of our bloggers, Ian Roberge, outlines what awaits you!

Eat local!

This weekend marks the end of the ‘Quebec Week of the Public Markets’. To mark the occasion, you can stop by one of the region’s 29 markets to load up on supplies and chat to the producers. Right now, the stalls are groaning with the August harvest – squash, fennel, eggplant, Spanish onions, snow peas, blackberries, blueberries…. The list goes on!

Discover our Out of the Ordinary Products Found in Our Public Markets.

A virtual celebration of traditions from around the world

From August 12-16, Sherbooke’s Festival des traditions du monde is inviting viewers to watch (free of charge) its virtual tour of musical traditions from every corner of the globe. The online ‘village’ will feature 30 performances (and workshops) by musicians and dancers from different cultural backgrounds, as well as culinary workshops. Video clips will be available throughout the festival. Check out the full lineup of virtual events.

Get those legs pumping !

Whether you’re looking for a cycle trip with the family or a sporty bike ride with lots of challenges, the Eastern Townships region is tailormade for pedal power. Seeking a route geared to your level of skill ? Take a look at a couple of our special sections – 7 Cycling Circuits for Seasoned Cyclists and 8 Bicycle Outings to Enjoy with your Family. You’re sure to find something that’ll tempt you to get your legs pumping !

ShazamFest Outdoor Mini-festival

ShazamFest is organizing a mini-festival where 100 people will have the chance to attend one of live concert on the Barnston-Ouest outdoor site. The shows will also be broadcast simultaneously on the mini-festival's youtube channel.

Saturdays from August 15 to September 5 | Online programming and tickets

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